#1128: Combining Puzzle Mechanics with Environmental Storytelling in “Mrs. Benz”

Mrs. Benz: Voyage of Discovery combines escape room puzzle mechanics with environmental storytelling with exquisite attention to detail in order to tell the story of Bertha Benz, the the wife of the founder of Mercedes Benz, as she steals his car to take first ever road trip. I speak with director Eloise Singer and producer Siobhan McDonnell about they come to VR via film, how they created a stunning imaginal archival film scene, how they used environmental design as an expression of character, and a sneak peak into some their transmedia plans to expand this story beyond VR into a podcast series, film, and into other formats as well.

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Music: Fatality